Blood leukocytes from benznidazole-treated indeterminate chagas disease patients display an overall type-1-modulated cytokine profile upon short-term in vitro stimulation with trypanosoma cruzi antigens

BMC Infectious Diseases, 05/25/2012

Together, the findings showed that the Bz treatment of Indeterminate Chagas' disease patients shifts the cytokine patterns of peripheral blood monocytes, NK–cells and CD8+ Tcells towards a long–lasting Type–1–modulated profile that could be important to the maintenance of a non–deleterious immunological microenvironment.

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